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NPR Frames ObamaCare in Racial Terms
Breitbart ^ | 3/20/12 | Joel B. Pollak

Posted on 03/20/2012 6:27:55 PM PDT by Nachum

A reminder from the mainstream, tax-supported media: if you oppose ObamaCare, that may be because you are a white racist who hates our black president.

That's the gist of Shankar Vedantam's story this morning on National Public Radio's Morning Edition, which reports on a new study published by Michael Tesler in the American Journal of Political Science.

Tesler presents data "that suggest that the racial attitudes of ordinary Americans have shaped both how they feel about the health care overhaul, and how intense those feelings are."

In particular:

Tesler finds that blacks have become increasingly supportive of health care under Obama's watch. Among whites, Tesler finds a sharp divide between whites who have a liberal outlook on racial issues compared with those who have a conservative outlook on racial issues.

Yet correlation does not imply causation, and the key to understanding the divisions over ObamaCare is not race but politics.

As UCLA political scientist Tim Groseclose notes in Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind, the most important factor in political conflict in the United States is ideology--the liberal versus conservative divide.

So the key is not whether people have a liberal or conservative "outlook on racial issues," but whether they have a liberal or conservative outlook, period.

And the key factor in growing political divisions is not that Barack

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: npr; obamacare; racial

1 posted on 03/20/2012 6:28:00 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
Heard on Rush a couple of days ago about a poll that said 67% of Americans are against Obamacare. I do not remember the specifics.

So, 7 of 10 Americans are racists?

Then how did Obama ever get elected?

2 posted on 03/20/2012 6:37:25 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Nachum
The left is obsessed with skin color.
3 posted on 03/20/2012 6:39:51 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
I just saw this bit on Twitter-

Did the White House ccrub Malia story cause her friends were too white?

4 posted on 03/20/2012 6:47:05 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

There’s a racist pattern here. When Hillary tried to pass this 20 years ago, conservatives opposed her, but that was only because Bill was “the first black president”.


5 posted on 03/20/2012 6:48:23 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: BenLurkin

Those black Americans over 65 don’t realize that they are dead meat under Obamacare.

They are looking at the easy freebies and ignoring the death panels for older Americans.


6 posted on 03/20/2012 6:48:37 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Nachum

There’s a racist pattern here. When Hillary tried to pass this 20 years ago, conservatives opposed her, but that was only because Bill was “the first black president”.


7 posted on 03/20/2012 6:48:49 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: 240B
So, 7 of 10 Americans are racists?

Then how did Obama ever get elected?

Easy.

A little over 50% of the voters are gullible and/or incredibly stupid.

8 posted on 03/20/2012 6:49:26 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: 240B

‘Then how did Obama ever get elected?’

Good question.


9 posted on 03/20/2012 6:52:02 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Let’s take back our hard-earned tax dollars.


10 posted on 03/20/2012 6:53:46 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Nachum

Recall that the final 2008 presidential debate was moderated by a woman from Public Broadcasting who had authored a book championing the Obama campaign that was scheduled for a Jan 20th street date. No bias there. No sireeeee!


11 posted on 03/20/2012 6:56:46 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Nachum

For those who don’t recall, her book was announced PRIOR to the debate.


12 posted on 03/20/2012 6:57:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Nachum

Ronald Reagan made a record album decades ago opposing a socialized medical program in America. Everything he said back then still rings true today. NONE of it is cast in racial terms and certainly Barack Hussein Obama’s name was not even tied to it then.

It’s the RED DIAPER DOPER POLITICS we oppose.


13 posted on 03/20/2012 6:59:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: BenLurkin

The left is NOT obsessed with skin color. They played the race card against a “horny black dude who ran a pizza company”.

Not very tolerant of them to cast a presidential candidate that way.


14 posted on 03/20/2012 7:02:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: BenLurkin

And gender; “War on Women”.


15 posted on 03/20/2012 7:21:24 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Nachum

Liberals are racists ...PERIOD.


16 posted on 03/20/2012 7:26:27 PM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Nachum; 240B

He never got vetted. Americans wouldn’t ever knowingly elect a Marxist. Thanks to Breitbart he’ll get vetted this time.


17 posted on 03/20/2012 7:43:43 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Nachum; All
"NPR Frames ObamaCare in Racial Terms"


18 posted on 03/20/2012 7:52:45 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Nachum

You bet I’m racist and it influences my views of THE ONE...I hate ALL Reds with a passion.


19 posted on 03/20/2012 8:03:24 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Nachum

Why are so many journalists foreign sounding now?

byline: Shankar Vedantam


20 posted on 03/20/2012 8:05:32 PM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: Nachum

I’m getting damn tired of my tax dollars going to this democrat propaganda organization -NPR


21 posted on 03/20/2012 9:21:44 PM PDT by falcon99
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To: BenLurkin

They will race and sex bait socialized health care; killing many people along the way.

Critical race theory guarentees ongoing racist and sexual harassment from a socialist government. Divide and conquer through mining economic and race and sex fear, hatred and jealously, is the only way socialists can get power. That is why they have adopted Bell’s “critical race theory.”


22 posted on 03/21/2012 6:29:33 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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